The Mount Madonna middle school program is attuned to the social-emotional, physical and intellectual growth of our students. The unique nature of this age group requires both teaching and learning to be aligned with the students’ developmental needs. Teachers recognize that these students do not just want to be caught “in the middle” between elementary and high school. We provide a safe space for them to develop their identity as young adults. Within each classroom, an implicit curriculum exists where students learn how to engage with each other respectfully and develop curiosity about the world outside our community.